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Hillary: Not Time For Sanctions On Iran

From the Agence France-Pressee:

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

Not yet time for further sanctions on Iran: Clinton

MOSCOW (AFP) – The time has not yet arrived for further sanctions against Iran, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday, amid continuing diplomacy on the Iranian nuclear standoff.

Clinton assented with a recent statement by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that sanctions against Tehran may be inevitable if the Islamic Republic defies world powers over its nuclear drive.

But she added: "We are not at that point yet."

She also praised Russia, seen as a crucial player in the nuclear crisis, for its diplomatic work in the Iranian atomic standoff.

"Russia has been extremely cooperative in the work we have done together," Clinton said at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“If the Islamic Republic defies world powers over its nuclear drive”? “If”?

Where has Mrs. Clinton been for the last five or six years? Campaigning?

Alas, we fully realize that this is merely the official signal to the world that Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama have completely caved to the Russian position on Iran.

You see all the good that has come from giving up that missile shield in Europe?

By the way, we had this report from Reuters, just an hour or so earlier:

Clinton seeks Russia support over Iran sanctions

By Jeff Mason

MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met top Russian officials on Tuesday hoping to win Moscow’s support for tougher sanctions against Iran if Tehran fails to allay fears it is making nuclear weapons.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap plans for an anti-missile system located in eastern Europe has helped improve ties with Moscow after stormy relations under his predecessor George W. Bush.

But diplomats say that in return the United States now wants better Russian cooperation on an array of foreign policy issues such as the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, missile defense and a nuclear arms reduction treaty…

But should you go looking for this Reuters article you will find that it has been miraculously transformed into:

Clinton says not yet time for Iran sanctions

By Jeff Mason and Michael Stott

MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday the time had not yet come for more sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program and praised what she said was Russia’s help in tackling the issue.

Clinton, on her first visit to Russia since taking her post, quoted Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as saying sanctions against Iran might be inevitable, adding:

"But we are not at that point yet. That is not a conclusion we have reached. And we want to be very clear that it is our preference that Iran works with the international community…to fulfill its obligation on inspections."

Where did you ever hear the myth that Mrs. Clinton never wanted tougher sanctions against Iran?

It must have been from one of those rightwing chain emails.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Hillary: Not Time For Sanctions On Iran”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    Yeah sure! OK for her. She’s got a bomb shelter & a nice one too!

    This is what the Obama administration is condoning with their inaction. This is what they will allow to Tel Aviv, New York, Berlin, London or any other people Islamofascists call the infidels.


    “New York… Come in New York… Calling New York…Is there anybody there?”

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Thank you liberals, for contributing to nuclear proliferation, one third world country at a time – while disarming stable countries that are responsible enough to use nukes as a deterrent.

    Let’s talk about your feelings, Supreme Leader of Iran….
    Oh, you built your nuclear plant in a holy city?
    And you only mentioned the second nuke plant after it had been exposed?
    And you say Israel is a cancerous tumor that must be removed?
    And that the Holocaust never happened?
    And that Islamic law should reign over all?
    And that Israel / U.S. are the little / big Satan?

    Sure, let’s give you a few years to chit chat.
    Give Ahmadinejad the soap box at the U.N.
    I believe you when you say Iran has no interest in nukes
    and that nukes go against Islam (let’s forget about Pakistan).

    So, when liberal morons allow Iran and other reprobates to get the bomb (as Clinton did by appeasing North Korea in the 90s!), will it still be peace and roses?

    The Clintons should thank their lucky stars that they do not live in South Korea, Israel, or other countries threatened or soon to be threatened by nuclear armed neighbors.

    Thank you liberals, for your peace-loving and pacifistic endeavors in the name of securing equality.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Gotta say, last night I watched Conan O’Brien and Jason Alexander was on. Inadvertently, he nailed it.

    Conan asked him when he went out in public, and people recognize him from the Seinfeld show, what was it he heard a lot?

    Jason went on to say, “I hear a lot about ‘shrinkage’ and when I go abroad, I hear ‘I’ve got hand’ and when I go to the middle east, I hear ‘JEW……JEW!.

    He had me rolling at that.



    But he clearly nailed the topic at hand in a very funny way. If only it wasn’t so damned true.

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    Shackle, we don’t call them Jews anymore. NeoCons, yes. Wall St. Speculators, of course. But please, Do Not Refer To These People As Jews! They donate a lot of money to the DNC & it upsets them.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Ah, well….much as I didn’t care for the Seinfeld show, or Jason Alexander in particular, I still thought it was funny. I simply wanted to let the point he made (though quite by accident, most likely) that even if you’re a flaming liberal person of Jewish descent, the people of the middle east don’t care what your political affiliation is, to them you’re a Jew and should be dead, as far as they’re concerned.

      Even if Jason Alexander gave his vast fortune to Hammas, they would still want him dead.

      Even if it was found he had partial Arab heritage, they would still want him dead.

      Even if he single-handedly saved every Palestinian from any and all danger forever, they would still want him dead.

      So the humor is twofold. The remark is funny in it’s own right but when more carefully examined, it’s even funnier.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    Rusty – Billy Crystal has a take on this something like

    When you from Sweden, you’re SwedISH. England, EngLISH. Japan, JapanESE. But when your Jewish. YOU’RE A JEW! JEW! …Sounds like some kind of Bug People. JEW!

    I was raised that the JEWS were God’s chosen. I remember my most likely somewhat antisemitic teacher saying that God chose the jews because they were the most deplorable & unattractive people in order to prove that God loves EVERYBODY. Now, I don’t know about that, but the hatred of almost 6,000 years has spawned the most enduring, persistent & FUNNY people this world has ever known.

    Me personally, I love my Hebrew brothers. BUT THOSE SWEDES! OY! DON’T GET ME STARTED!

  6. VMAN says:

    Putin handed the Hildabeast (and her master)her ass.

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    “GET YOUR SPF 5,000,000 RIGHT HERE!!!”

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